Finally finished working on Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie and directed by Josie Rourke. I composed and arranged all the historical music for the film, and coupled with Max Richter’s score I hope it’ll all add to what is a sumptuous looking film. Release is scheduled for December this year.
Thoroughly enjoying working on the new film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos [The Lobster, 2016] entitled 'The Favourite'. The film is set in the reign of Queen Anne, and I've been working on the historic music and arranging for various scenes. First music shoot is on April 12th at Hatfield House. Very exciting.Read More
Just finished working on three short videos for English Heritage. Enjoyable, even though I never imagined myself writing for a documentary on ancient cheese making!
The link is to one of the films about the making of a neolithic flint axe. FascinatingRead More
'Director of The Dufay Collective, William Lyons, celebrates the life and work of one of his musical heroes - early music specialist, historian, multi-instrumentalist, broadcaster and pioneer David Munrow, who took his own life in 1976 during a state of depression at the age of just 33.
Munrow perhaps did more than anyone else in the second half of the 20th century to popularise early music in Great Britain, despite a career lasting barely ten years. This was underscored when the Voyager space probe committee selected one of his recordings to be carried on it as part of the Voyager Golden Record. He left behind him not only his recordings but a large collection of musical instruments. The Munrow Archive at the Royal Academy of Music holds a collection of his letters, papers, TV scripts, scores, musical compositions and books which is accessible to the public.'
Airs 14:00 Sunday, February 19, 2017